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the press. >> fbi is taking the lead in this investigation, what we've been told they are starting from square one. there was nothing intelligence wise on the radar and we should note that the mayor is in a wheelchair. >> thomas menino broke a leg at an event saturday. we're expecting to hear from richard deloriere, the governor there and the u.s. attorney carmen ortiz. >> everyone, thank you for coming. less than 24 hours after yesterday's act of terror, we wanted to organize a briefing for you with the information that we have. the mayor is here. the members of our congressional delegations, all of the law enforcement leadership, several people who want to present to you this morning and take your questions. couple points i want to mention at the outset. i told you yesterday that the fbi has taken charge of the investigation, special agent in charge rick deloriere will speak. it is important to clarify two and only two explosive devices were found yesterday. other parcels, all other parcels in the area of the blast have been examined but they are, there were unexploded bombs or device
. >>> the fbi is now in charge of this investigation and the white house has directed the agency to treat it as an act of terrorism. there haven't been any arrests but there are reports law enforcement officials have excessed interest in a man seen leaving the scene in dark clothing and there's word this morning a search warrant has been executed in a boston suburb. we go to boston now for the latest. chris, what can you tell us about the investigation? >> reporter: good morning. we're following several leads in regards to this investigation. first of all, the area around boston's copley plaza has been shut off. it's considered an active crime scene and police are busy combing that area for any clues they can find about yesterday's blast. you mentioned this search warrant. it was executed by local police starting around 5:00 yesterday evening. police spent more than seven hours at an apartment complex nearby. police were seen taking out what was believed to be evidence bags to a car. they were also seen questioning a couple of people in that apartment complex but did not appear police lef
on an investigation now led by the fbi. >> we will take over, we will go to the ends of the earth to ratify the subject or subjects who are responsible for this despicable crime. a federal investigators appealed for public. >> we're looking for the public school cooperation. we're looking to see if there's any video or photographic evidence. >> vice president joe biden said one thing is for certain. >> we will find out what happened. we will find out who did this. >> lawmakers briefed on the probe say it is not clear if a foreign or domestic terrorist group or an individual is behind this. >> similar pressure cooker explosives have been used in afghanistan, india, nepal, and a julyn according to 2010 joint fbi and military intelligence report. >> while most of the people were running away from the scene, soldiers who recently returned from battles of interaction and ran toward the blast. many of them were 50 yards away from the explosions. picking up casualties and putting pressure on wounds. we were giving blood. received anners who medal, it is proof of mental and physical toughness. they
the compound caught fire and burned down after an assault by fbi agents. people, 19, 1995, 168 including 19 children under the age of six were killed when a bomb went off at the federal building in oklahoma city. two were convicted in that bombing. timothy mcveigh was executed. nichols is serving life without parole. a permanent memorial at the site now honors the victims. harris on april 20, eric and derrek klebold murdered 19 students and two teachers. 24 others were also hurt before the two took their own lives. hui attackedg- people on the virginia tech campus. >> turning to our medical alert, today doctors will order fewer and less expense of lab tests if they know the cost before hand. that is according to a new study by johns hopkins. when the prices were share, the overall use of the expensive tests dropped by over 9% and hospital saved over $400,000 compared to when doctors were not aware of the costs. researchers a cost sharing not be feasible for some of the more specialized tests, but cutting down on lab work can help save patients and expensive ordeal without risking their heal
. >> the fbi is investigating it as an act of terrorism. anytime bombs are used to target innocent civilians, it is an act of terror. >> reporter: the president in the white house briefing room earlier today. and as late as tonight, still no idea as to who did this or why. but we have a better idea as to what was detonated here in boston. nbc's pete williams has been following the investigation in d.c. all day. pete, good evening. >> brian, good evening. still so many questions, but one has been answered, how many explosive devices were left at the scene. that answer is two. and officials describe them as crudely made but effectively used. and as of tonight, no suspects, no idea who did it or why. >> reporter: investigators have begun the process of recovering tiny pieces of the bombs to learn how they were made. they say it appears the devices were assembled inside pressure cooker pots similar to this one packed with bbs, ball bearings and nails to magnify the injury. as these homeland security bulletins note, pressure cookers have been used for decades in terror bombings. instructions for
. boston police, state police, fbi, we are committed to working together. >> one of the happiest days of the year in boston turns to sheer chaos in a matter of seconds. >> at least three people are dead, more than 140 injured. from happened just feet the finish line. >> we have more from chris pallone. >> four hours into the boston marathon, the race came to a chaotic and violent end. two explosions near the finish line about 12 seconds apart shattered windows and sent officials and runners scrambling for safety. >> the runners were going the other way. people were running and crying. >> among the dead, an 8-year- old boy. in an instant, we went from treating -- they went from treating dehydration and blisters to things you see on a battlefield. >> the most serious injuries are combined lower-extremity injuries. >> the fbi is leading the investigation. evidence-collection teams have been brought in from new york. >> we'll find out who did this and why they did this. or responsible groups individuals will feel the full weight of justice. whopolice questioned a man tha was being treate
important thing is that we get it right. >> the president sent an fbi team to boston promising justice. >> we will find out who did this and hold them accountable. >> more security around the city. the parade and fireworks for today's celebration will go on. >> i want people to feel comfortable. >> d.c. on high alert as washington tries to pin down the nature of the attack. giving boston taxpayers an extension. they will announce more details about that later today. tracie potts, wbal-tv 11 news. >> now weather and traffic together on the 1's. >> a busy start your morning commute. transit.rt with mass metro on time at this hour. delays oncking some southbound 95 because of this accident. two flames are blocked right at lanes are-- two left blocked. northbound delays on the b-w parkway at powder mill road. 60 miles per hour on southbound 83. the j.f.x. moving well at ruxton road. that is the latest on traffic puls11. >> good morning. a little cloud cover but no rain to talk about. temperatures in the low to mid 50's. a mixture of sun and clouds. 70's for thed low high temperatures. here
the area where the blast occurred, and officials say the fbi is now leading the investigation. >> it will be an ongoing investigation. it is a criminal investigation that is a potential terrorist investigation. >> reporter: initial reports indicate the bombs including bebes and other objects aimed at inflicting the most harm possible. overnight police went to an apartment building in revere, massachusetts, and interviewed two men. security has been increased in new york and los angeles. from the white house, president obama pledged to hunt down those reonsible. >> make no mistake, we will get to the bottom of this and we will find out who did this. we'll find out why they did this. any responsible individuals, any responsible groups will feel the full weight of justice. >> reporter: monday was patriots day in massachusetts, and the boston marathon is usually a day of celebration. for many, it will now be remembered as a day of shock, sorrow, and terror. boston will be back in business today except for this huge crime scene that extends behind me for about a mile, three blocks
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